Aalto University organizes a 4-day student and youth event on climate change and sustainability issues, Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto, in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland on 30.8. – 2.9.2011. Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto is one of the main events of Finnish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011. It will be coordinated with the Nordic climate day on 11.11.2011.
Join us for a live webcast from the Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto opening seminar, Shortcuts to Sustainable Nordic Communities on Wednesday 31st August, 9 – 12AM Finnish time (GMT 3:00)!
Starting at 10:30AM we’ll invite 7 top figures on sustainability issues in Finland and Iceland to discuss ways of promoting sustainable Nordic innovations in the Nordic countries – tune in to hear how research, finance and private sector can help in finding shortcuts to sustainable Nordic communities!
Panelists include among others CEO Jaakko Särelä, ZenRobotics, Director Jukka Noponen, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, Energy Programme and General Manager Jón Björn Skúlason, Icelandic New Energy. The panel discussion is hosted by journalist Kari Rissa and Sustainability Coordinator Meri Löyttyniemi, Aalto University. The seminar is in English.
Please return online for our closing seminar on Friday 2nd September 9 – 12AM Finnish time (GMT 3:00) to see and hear about novel approaches in promoting sustainable solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, as found by 90 Nordic Master’s and PhD students during our 4-day workshop!
Webcasts from Aalto University, Otaniemi, Finland can be found at the festival website